Owner-Event Planner & Coordinator-Event Designer
Certified Wedding Planner
Tori did my children’s B’nai Mitvah last August. We were extremely happy with the whole process. Tori went above and beyond to help me get what I needed to make this day so special. From the Friday night services, the morning brunch and of course the FABULOUS evening soirée. No detail was over-looked. She even reminded me of time-frames and due dates. She’s VERY detail oriented. We got so many compliments on everything.
Dale & Andy Telanoff
Tori & Doug
Tori & Doug 6-26-99, Kapalua, Maui, HI
Wow! It is so hard to believe I have been planning ALL kinds of events for over 23 years!!! I still feel the same passion and excitement when I work with my clients. I still love a great party and celebration, even more-so now, so I renamed my company CELEBRATIONS BY TORI.
Reflecting on how my love affair began with Hawaii back in 1978, when my adoring grandparents took me to Oahu and Kona, I fondly remember my instant connection with Hawaii's energy. I am grateful and blessed that with hard work, dedication, passion, commitment, investments, education, and nurtured connections, I have managed to survive and thrive in an ever-changing industry since 1998, creating unique milestone events and celebrations for people from all over the world.
You may know me as Hawaiian Island Wedding Planners, Hawaii Weddings by Tori Rogers, or Celebrations by Tori. Regardless of my name, I have always maintained the same core values and have worked diligently to maintain an environment rich with kindness, generosity, transparency, creativity, honesty, and service. I believe in the mutual exchange of ideas and helping each other to thrive because connections and relationships are important to me.
My passion for event planning began at the age of 9, when I planned a surprise anniversary party for my parents. Those organizational skills and creative energy continued through my teen and young adult years, when I planned multiple conventions for teens across the Western United States, learning at an early age about the hospitality industry. I was the go-to person to plan parties, celebrations, and meetings for family and friends, even while I was involved with other careers (special education, retail, personal shopping, merchandising & buying for boutiques). Event planning was my heart and soul, something I could intuitively do, and my passion exceeded the stresses I felt as a business owner or event planner.
As I am now well into adulthood, I am proud that my commitment to excellence, professionalism, and ethics have earned me tremendous respect in the wedding industry, for which I am extremely grateful. My Type-A organization skills, relaxed and calm vibe, appreciation for detail and aesthetics, and professional work ethic are apparently a rare find that set me apart from others in the industry. More importantly, this business has enabled me to develop and nurture thousands of connections with professionals and clients, establishing lifelong relationships.
Combining creativity, passion, enthusiasm and innovation with my attention to detail, expertise, organizational skills, and client relationships, I approach each and every event with an open mind while diligently working to enlist and maintain your trust throughout the planning process.
As an expert in the industry, I have been featured in magazines, on various websites, and on television.
I have participated in Wedding of A Lifetime for Hawaii Bride and Groom Magazine several times,
where my services and the services of the involved venues and professionals were donated
to provide the best day ever for the lucky winners. I have done the celebrity weddings, the over the top
luxury weddings, the simple weddings on the beach. What keeps this industry fun for me is sharing
my knowledge, experience and resources with YOU, and considering the best ways we can
prioritize and merge your story into your event details. Every celebration is a
collaboration of accomplished professionals who create a timeless experience exceeding your expectations.
Your event is about the story you want to share with us all.
What is YOUR story and how can I help you share it?
Whether by email, text, phone, Skype or Zoom, let's connect to plan
YOUR fun and fabulous celebration! Contact us for a free consultation.